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County Seeks Feedback on Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The County of Santa Barbara is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) and has released a draft plan for public review at The purpose of the MJHMP Update is to improve disaster preparedness and reduce or eliminate risks to community, life and property. The MJHMP was last updated in 2017 and this update will apply beginning in 2022. The MJHMP Update will identify local hazards and mitigation measures available to reduce associated risks. “Mitigation measures” include actions or policies implemented to reduce or minimize the potential for an adverse impact, such as establishing fire safety setbacks to reduce the potential for a fire to spread.

Here are two ways for community members to participate and provide feedback.

  1. Review any of the draft documents provided at  and send written feedback to J.D. Saucedo by 5 p.m. on March 15 either via email at or via mail to 4408 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110.
  2. Attend the virtual public review and feedback workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. No registration is necessary to attend; just use the information provided through the link above on March 9 to access a hyperlink to the virtual meeting room.